At Elwood Family Dentist, We believe that prevention is the best approach and encourage routine and regular examinations with our friendly team once your child develops teeth.
We provide a calming, fun and friendly environment where your child is encouraged to be excited for caring for their teeth. From a wide selection of toys in our patient lounge, to our tooth fairy dental assistant who will sing songs and goodies to your child, our goal is to get them smiling and laughing and looking forward to coming back.
If you have any questions regarding any aspect of Children’s Dentistry, please contact our friendly Smile Coordinators on (03) 9531 8095, or send us an inquiry and we would be delighted to assist.
Babies develop teeth while they are still in the womb. Newborns have a full set of 20 baby teeth hidden in their gums. Teething usually occurs between the ages of 6 months and 3 years and some babies/infants may feel discomfort as new teeth emerge. Children usually have their full set of 20 primary teeth (milk teeth, baby teeth, or deciduous teeth) by the age of 3 years.
Giving your baby something cool to bite on can relieve the pressure and ease the pain. You could try the following:
Start as soon as the first tooth appears. Wipe the front and back of each tooth twice a day (or after each feed), using a finger wrapped in a clean damp face washer or gauze.
Orthodontic dummies are flatter than traditional cherry-shaped dummies. They’re shaped to encourage your baby to suck in the same way they do whilst breastfeeding.
Overuse or incorrect use (e.g. beyond school age) of a dummy may lead to mouth and dental problems such as: